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Object ID 003591

Object Name Black Silk Stove polish bottles

Object Desc Two glass bottles with metal cap tops, have red and white labels that say "Black Silk Stove Polish" and have a picture of a man on the front.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003210a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Black Silk,stove polish,J.L. Prescott Company,cleaning,

Title Black Silk Stove polish bottles

Description Class bottles with metal caps. Label is red and white, and the front reads "Black Silk Stove Polish J.L. Prescott Co. Passiac, New Jersey, U.S.A." The front also has a picture of a man with a bow tie and moustache. One side of the label has a warning that the polish contains Naphtha and is unsafe arount heat or fire. The other side has directions for use. Bottle A still has polish in it, and has white paint-like markings on the bottom. Bottle B is empty.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 2.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J.L. Prescott Company

Maker Details Based in Passiac, NJ. Founded in 1910.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3210a-b



Date SEP 10,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes Cap on A is slightly rusted. A has a white paint stain on bottom of bottle. Both labels are slightly faded. A has some product left.